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The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 3.7k votes 607 voters 9.9k views

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

The Scorpions are considered one of the greatest hard rock bands of all time. List of the best Scorpions albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Scorpions discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Scorpions albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Scorpions singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Scorpions album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Scorpions album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

While the Scorpions formed in 1965 as a traditional hard rock act, the West German band evolved into one of Europe’s first heavy metal groups by 1978. This was led by Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs’s guitars, which gave the band a new metal sound, tempered with some of genre’s first power ballads.

If you want to know the best Scorpions album of all time, this list will answer your question. Albums range from Animal Magnetism (1980) to Blackout (1982) to Love at First Sting (1984). These popular Scorpions CDs have been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion.

 

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  • 1
    Blackout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time
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    ArtistScorpions

    ProducerDieter Dierks

    TracksDynamite, Can't Live Without You, When the Smoke Is Going Down

    Length (mins)00:36:47

    LabelMercury Records

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Hard rock

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    Lovedrive is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time
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    TracksIs There Anybody There?, Can't Get Enough, Another Piece of Meat

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Hard rock

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    Love at First Sting is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

    ArtistScorpions

    ProducerDieter Dierks

    TracksAs Soon as the Good Times Roll, As Soon as the Good Times Roll, Rock You Like a Hurricane

    Length (mins)00:41:16

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Hard rock

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  • 4
    In Trance is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time
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    ArtistScorpions

    TracksEvening Wind, Top of the Bill, Longing for Fire

    Genres (Music)Progressive rock, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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    Animal Magnetism is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

    ArtistScorpions

    TracksThe Zoo, Lady Starlight, Hold Me Tight

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Hard rock

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  • 6
    Taken by Force is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

    ArtistScorpions

    TracksYour Light, The Sails of Charon, Steamrock Fever

    Length (mins)00:38:24

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Hard rock, Stoner rock

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  • 7
    Virgin Killer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time
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    ArtistScorpions

    ProducerDieter Dierks

    TracksCatch Your Train, Yellow Raven, Backstage Queen

    Length (mins)00:35:39

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Hard rock

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  • 8
    Crazy World is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time
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    ArtistScorpions

    ProducerScorpions, Keith Olsen

    TracksRestless Nights, Wind Of Change, Send Me an Angel

    Length (mins)00:53:13

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Rock music, Hard rock

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  • 9
    Fly to the Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

    ArtistScorpions

    TracksDrifting Sun, Speedy's Coming, Far Away

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Hard rock, Krautrock

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  • 10
    Savage Amusement is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

    ArtistScorpions

    TracksBelieve in Love, Media Overkill, Rhythm of Love

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Hard rock, Glam metal

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  • 11
    Sting in the Tail is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

    ArtistScorpions

    TracksTurn You On, Sting in the Tail, The Good Die Young

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Hard rock

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  • 12
    Face the Heat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

    ArtistScorpions

    ProducerBruce Fairbairn

    TracksHate to Be Nice, Daddy’s Girl, Ship of Fools

    Length (mins)00:58:57

    LabelMercury Records

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Hard rock

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  • 13
    Humanity: Hour I is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

    ArtistScorpions

    TracksHumanity, We Will Rise Again, We Were Born to Fly

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Hard rock

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  • 14
    Unbreakable is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time
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    TracksThis Time, Can You Feel It, She Said

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Hard rock

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    Lonesome Crow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

    ArtistScorpions

    TracksLeave Me, Inheritance, It All Depends

    Genres (Music)Progressive rock, Heavy metal, Hard rock, Krautrock

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    Return to Forever is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time
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    Return to Forever

    2015

    ArtistScorpions

    Tracks12

    Return to Forever is the eighteenth studio album by German rock band Scorpions. In 2011 Scorpions started searching their archives for any previously unreleased songs. Those were the songs that didn't make an album mainly because of the limited space on the vinyl records. The band worked in the studio on 12 unreleased songs from the 1980s and early 1990s.

    The songs are in true Scorpions spirit, with a touch of extra triumph to mark their long successful career. The crown on the cover is well-deserved, as this album makes for a cheesy but fitting send-off for the hard rock band that best embodies the global spirit of rock & roll.

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    Pure Instinct is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time

    ArtistScorpions

    TracksAre You the One?, Wild Child, Soul Behind the Face

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Rock music, Hard rock, Pop rock

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  • 18
    Moment of Glory is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time
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  • 19
    Comeblack is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time
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  • 20
    Eye II Eye is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Scorpions Albums of All Time
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    ArtistScorpions

    TracksWhat U Give U Get Back, Priscilla, To Be No. 1

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Hard rock, Pop rock, Experimental rock, Traditional heavy metal

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